Accra Hearts of Oak die-hard supporters are pushing for the Accra-based outfits to acquire the services of former Black Stars assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko as their head coach for the rest of 2020/2021 season.
Ghanaian side Hearts of Oak and Serbian coach Kosta Papic have gone their separate ways, the club has announced.
Accra Hearts of Oak reappointed the Serbian coach, Kosta Papic as a replacement for coach Edward Nii Odoom who was demoted to the youth team.
The two parties part company after barely three months of association. It was the coach’s second stint with Hearts, the first spell in 2009 also ending unceremoniously.
Reports indicated officials of Hearts of Oak had established contact with the former Ghana international to replace Kosta Papic.
Kosta Papic’s job was on the line following strings of poor results in the Ghana Premier League.
The Coach has suffered two defeats with the Club in five matches and reports were rife he could be replaced by the Black Stars assistant Coach.
Despite their public expression of confidence in their U15 interim coach Samuel Nii Noi, Hearts are said to be working tirelessly behind the scenes to appoint a new coach for the continuing season with immense pressure coming from the club’s die-hard fans.
Reports this week suggested that they have now turned their attention to former Black Stars B coach Tanko. The unconfirmed reports go as far as saying that Tanko will be announced in the coming days as head coach of Hearts of Oak. Tanko was head coach when the Black Stars finished fourth at the U-23 AFCON tournament held in Egypt last two years.
The former Black Stars talisman, Tanko previously served as an assistant coach for Cameroon and German side FC Cologne.
The Phobians are in search for a new trainer after ending their relationship with the Serbian.